Five quick links and quotes to start your week.
When Ray Allen said he entered training camp in the best shape of his career, it was an attention-grabber. After all, it’s tough to improve your condition when you have 4.5 percent body fat.
WALTHAM - Lester Hudson didn’t have another plan. He wasn’t thinking about going overseas and coming back. He wasn’t thinking about going to the D-League and working up. Not when he considered where he had come from.
And, for a person of his temperament, the beauty of it all is that he never has to conserve a thing. Wallace doesn’t have to pace himself early in a game to make sure he is able to produce at the end. He can be Sheed every minute that he is on the court.
After Kevin Garnett’s health, Rondo is the biggest key to this year’s team. He is coming off a somewhat rocky offseason and has yet to sign a long-term extension, but he’s been lauded by coach Doc Rivers throughout the preseason. Is this the year he makes the leap to All-Star status?
"You should see the other guy," he said, as Rasheed Wallace shouted, "Bleeder!" from across the floor.